Computing Science National 5

What is special about this course?

Computing science is vital to everyday life - socially, technologically and economically. Computing shapes the world in which we live and its future.  It brings together elements of technology, science and creative digital media. Explore the role and impact of contemporary computing technologies, providing an insight into the challenges, excitement and rewards in this area of employment.

Entry requirements

3 passes at National 4 level.

Candidates who have not achieved qualifications at the appropriate level may be required to take an entrance test.  You should apply for this course and sit the entrance test (if necessary) as soon as possible.

  • Software Design and Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Database Design and Development
  • Web Design and Development

How will I study my course?

  • Distance learning
  • Evening
  • Online

Develop skills and education in a flexible way – our course is designed to be inspiring and engaging - your own location is no barrier to enrolling on this course.  All you need is access to a computer and Wifi

Remote delivery is the new era for increasing your education.  
Study this course remotely, with remote tutorials on Thursday evenings 6 pm – 8 pm.

How long will my course last?

9 Months

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion, you might consider studying Higher Computing Science

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. UHI North Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.